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Dec 1, 2012 9:00am EST
animosity and violence including such bloody episodes as the wars of religion, including as well be quieter violence of colonial religious domination by europeans in many parts of the world and added to that, domestic anti-semitism and anti catholicism and culminating in the horrors of nazism which implicated not only germany but many other nations as well. europe and the u.s. until recently liked to think these dark times were in the past and religious violence was somewhere else, in societies more allegedly primitive, less characterized by heritage of christian values. today we have many reasons to doubt that. our situation calls urgently for critical self examination as we try to uncover the roots of ugly fears and suspicions that currently disfigure all western democracies. in april of 2011 a lot affect in france according to which it is illegal to cover the face in any public space from march to marketplaces to shops, although the law does not mention the word women, muslim, bertha or bail it was introduced by president nicolas sarkozy and a ban on muslim veiling which accordin
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2012 10:15am EST
started looking into his background. the scheme of during the case that they look into his religion and his psychological records and his medical records to make the case for punishing the student or kicking him out. he was upset so in protest he made a collage that he put on facebook that included all the consequences that he felt would happen with this parking garage and he called it the environmentalist group on campus the zakaria memorial parking garage the joke being this was a to be part of his legacy. he was already looking for an excuse to kick him out of school and the university flips a node under his door claiming this proved it was a collage attached proving that haydon was now clear and present danger to the campus. it was stapled to the notes and if anybody really wants it seriously they thought that they were a threat that is to be non-aggression, not the threat but they didn't even believe he was a threat because if someone is about to go postal you don't slip in under his door. [laughter] but that case opens the book and the one level of spectacular and this is going on
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 8:00pm EST
anyone there comes the religions were abandoned. this comes up again with regard to the state of the alawite in the future in syria appeared a lot of their males, recent report by david enders said this but there was a lot of their males, fighting age males have been recruited. a lot of them are dying so there's a big social upheaval aside from the retaliation they could face. the ukrainians have gained this out. i'm not sure yet what policy the united states takes or has prepared to the scenario. >> any say quick word about hezbollah and their intent with the iranians? >> absolutely. you notice in beirut as well they are on the ground in syria, especially areas directly bordering lebanon. so in the city of homes and other towns in the surrounding, it has been on the ground but we know that because a stream of data hezbollah fighters has been going back to lebanon. we know they are holding funerals and they have this phrase to describe the city center. they say that they died performing their g hardy duty. they don't say where, but everybody knows where they are. and pretty much admi
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2012 9:00am EST
, and muslims to the holy land to explore the challenges of three religions, two nations and one land. baruch's list of accomplishments is as impressive as it is long. i ask unanimous consent to insert a copy of his biography in the record following my remarks. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. kohl: i will just add that as a beloved cousin, valued friend and welcome reflection about all of our fathers that was strong, smart, and good. i thank the rabbi for his time and attention to the senate today, and i yield the floor. mr. reid: mr. president? the presiding officer: the majority leader. mr. reid: remarkable short history. i'm very amazed at how wonderful our country is. i note just in passing that my wife's father, my father-in-law was born in russia, emigrated to the united states, like the rabbi and senator kohl's father. mr. president, it took four months but the republicans will finally realizing their way back from the fiscal cliff has been right in front of them all along. in july the senate passed legislation to give economic certainty to 98% of american familie
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 12:00pm EST
of religion, expression, association and assembly and the rights to a fair trial and democratic elections anywhere in the world. that was the legislation that we reported in two of our committees. i might tell you it was overwhelming support that we should make it global. senator kyl talked about that, and others i'm sure will do also. when you look at h.r. 6156, you will see the exact language that we have in our magnitsky bill, with one exception -- anywhere in the world is changed to russia. i am disappointed by that. i join with senator kyl in that disappointment. i think it would have been much better if we incorporated the international standards, the global provisions. i think it's very important congress pass this bill. i strongly support it. i support the effort of getting this to the president as quickly as possible. but, madam president, it's a clear message here. this bill is our standard. we will be holding countries to this standard. we will look for other opportunities to attach these provisions to other trade bills. we will look for other opportunities to reinsti
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2012 8:15pm EST
your book. >> i do. >> but libertarianism is often associated with religion correct? >> libertarians is not center associated or religion or god. i believe you nation filled with people that love god. i believe we live in a nation is majority christian. i'm a jew turned evangelical christian. i believe we can use god in the school and prison. on the other hand as a libertarian i don't force it down anymore's throat. i'm not a guy who believes god should a role in the state. it's a clear separation between. america is nation believes strongly in god and a deep abiding faith in god. until libertarian candidate comes along with the beliefs we can't win major office. i believe i give us the opportunity and my plan is to be a libertarian candidate for president of the united states of america in 2016. the plan to be the first third party candidate to win. this is booktv on c-span2. we are at freedom festival. held annually in las vegas talking with several different authors. and we've been talking with wayne allyn root. who lives here in las
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2012 6:00am EST
freedom that should be enjoyed by all people regardless of religion, ethnicity or gender. over the course of the last 20 months the assad regime has unleashed a barrage of unspeakable terror across the country with the sole aim of remaining in power. just hearing in the last couple days, more urgently about weapons of mass destruction and what that could mean. more than 40,000 syrians have been killed, cal was have been injured. refugees surged into neighboring turkey, jordan, lebanon and iraq taxing the limits of those countries and creating a regional crisis. assad's escalation of violence has reached the point where fighter jets have been used to kill civilians according to human-rights watch. hard to comprehend that happening in any country but that is what has played out. this regime's shocking capacity for widespread terror will only grow as we see reports that chemical weapons have been prepared for use. international institutions will largely remain on the sidelines, held hostage by the reprehensible policies of the russian and chinese governments. maybe there is change. we
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2012 12:00pm EST
rights and freedoms that should be enjoyed by all people regardless of religion, ethnicity and gender. over the course of the past 20 months, the al-assad regime has unleashed a barrage of terror across the country with the plane of remaining in power. we are just hearing about in last couple of days, the last couple of hours more urgently about weapons of mass destruction and what that could mean. more than 40,000, we know that is a conservative number. more than 40,000 syrians have been killed, and countless have been injured. refugees have surged into neighboring turkey, jordan, lebanon and iraq taxing the limits of those countries capacities and creating a regional crisis. the escalation of violence has reached a point where the fighter jets have been used to kill civilians standing in bread line according to the human rights watch. it's hard to comprehend that happening in any country. but that is what has played out. this regime's shucking capacity for the widespread terror and grow as we see the reports of a chemical weapons have been prepared for use. meanwhile the internation
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2012 8:00am EST
been exposed to self-government. their religion didn't tolerate coming and their political culture and family culture didn't tolerate this lost cause. so he wouldn't involve us in trying to change the culture of the people in the middle east. these are people with no history, no political history or religious history of self-government. they don't know what it means. >> and what would he like? >> i am not sure what he would like. >> he would be impressed by bookstores like this. >> but even a federalist would be appalled at the degree of the federal government intrusion in our lives today. the federal government is in every area of our lives. our bath rooms, bedrooms, living rooms, roads and highways and everywhere. the federal government is in our lives, and that would have appalled the most extreme federalist who founded this type of government. the first thing he would have done, patrick henry would have gone along with him they would have gone into your bedroom and torn off that had from the mattress. [laughter] >> we will entertain questions now from the audience, and i urge you a
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 11:00pm EST
tortured and raped under the name of islam and religion. to be honest with you, all i'm interested in is just saving one life. if i can save one life, then i can die in peace. now, i know the arguments, huge a lot of them are political, but, again, for me, it is an issue of practicality, and it is an issue of saving lives. >> did you want to jump in? >> just one piece of advice to president obama and the u.s. opposite of my good friend. never, ever show modesty when you negotiate with middle east easteners. they are middle east after all. we know something about negotiation. you go there with modesty, you lose everything. start here, maybe you end here. this is attitude you need to have. [laughter] i wanted to ask a question about the relationship between strategy of economic pressure which the u.s. and the west is pursuing against iran, and human rights. i guess -- i phrase it this way, the u.s. claims, and the p5 claim that the sanctions have, and there's a lot of evidence for it, really, devastated the oil exports of iran and devastated the currency. there's a counterargument that som
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2012 12:30pm EST
parts of economics are immune to reality, and they are a religion not a science. and hopefully will be able to make a dent in that kind of -- that's what and those people will never admit they were wrong but it's -- i'm reading about for light reading i'm reading about -- [inaudible] [laughter] [applause] i think tonight -- [applause] i think tonight we brought a lot of life to this audience and the questions that economics and the challenge behind it. i'm grateful to you both. thank you for the discussion. thanks a lot for being here. [applause] >>> we'd like to hear from you. tweet us your feedback, twitter.com/booktv. >>> and now joining us on booktv is an old washington hand and that is ambassador stewart. he's an author, the future of jews is the name of the book. ambassador, why are you writing a book about the future of the jews? >> we have survived 3,000 years of calamityies and we survived and leave thrived and contributed to societies even those that didn't want us. now we have a whole new set of 21st century challenges, and the question is having survived those terrible time
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2012 6:00am EST
, is this salary? [laughter] is it religion? is it politics, is it sex? what is it? he leans across the table and says, professor alford, this separation of powers business, separation of powers, you don't really believe it, do you? [laughter] he was rather amazed when i told him i thought it was a noble ideal. anyways, as aspiring as our example in the u.s. may be, i also think we owe it to the chinese and chinese reformers in particular to encourage them to familiarize themselves with an even broader range of hostilities. wonderfully with a conference that was referred to. prior to the financial crisis of 2008 but still to some degree today, many chinese reformers have tended to focus chiefly on the u.s. often to the exclusion of other models, drawn no doubt as much by our power as our ideals and ideas. i personally think it's more empowering to our chinese friends both politically and conceptually for us to lay out every broad array of possibilities. our chinese friends can see a range of possibilities, can see what our universal ideals about promoting human dignity in a range of
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2012 9:00am EST
fundamental freedoms such as speech and religion. to provide insight on a path forward we need to discuss the three strands end of the symbol to distinguish panels and first we will hear from assistant secretary of state for ambassador earl gast and deputy secretary of defense amanda dory on our second panel we would hear from regional director for west africa the national democratic institute doc there chris fomunyoh and senior researcher in and african division of human rights watch, and researcher niikwao akuetteh and vice president of the lobbing network for peace and security and development for northern mali mr. ahamed mahmoud who will be testifying by webcast in order to provide a first-hand per spec does. i look forward to hearing the testimony of oliver witness on the panels and turned to senator isaacson for his opening statement. >> thank you chairman coons and this hearing on what is a very important and impressive issue in west africa with blair hugh and i traveled the year and half ago in the area if nigeria. there are a lot of fledgling democracies and we saw what h
CSPAN
Nov 28, 2012 8:00pm EST
using new religion. we had an ability to have a voluntary retirement program. we had some risk reduction, of course, in certain area in the company and tried to place them other places. >> i hope those -- retirement do not mean you said the very skilled part of your work force. >> most of them csh they were all in the nonagreement areas so they were not the labor force agreement force. they were all in the management area. about 3,000 employees outside the union construct here. and so when there was a need in many ways. it wasn't just moving, for example, the common care over to the side of things to make it more efficient. what is the market i think doing. are they doing their work the same way now as they used to, for example, with the travel agents which is changed -- substantially from what it was in the past. those kinds of things we're looking at as well. yes, in part of the kinds of changes that we're making in this strategic plan do help in that area. >> of your plan not the strategic plan, your plan to bring high speed rail to the -- [inaudible] is very ambitious, very
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